Really the new surf boats don't fit into the leisure boat definition, like the old fish and ski boats. Every year they get heavier and bigger.
My Dodge Ram is a ton better truck than my Chevy piece of crap. My ford was better than my Chevy and it had the old 6.2 diesel motor others had issues with.
Airbags are a bolt-on item a lot of people install them as a DYI
Crazy that now days a simple leisure boat is borderline half ton towable. I don't know much about air bags, but my issue is modifying a lease in any way. It's hard to invest money in a truck that won't even be mine in one year (I can't see myself buying it out). I assume air bags are a permanent install?? The rear leafs on the Tundra are definitely the weak leak, it has plenty of power to pull with a 4.3 rear end, but the payload sucks.
I'll definitely start researching the air bags as well as start looking at some 3/4 ton options for next year. I've heard the Ram
I would throw some air bags on it to level it out and help stiffen up the ride for now. Most of the new 3/4 ton truck ride great. When I had my F350 I used airbags when I towed my boat with a slide in camper, they worked great. I have been thinking about getting some for my Dodge power wagon as well.
The reason I ask is for the first time ever, I actually looked in the door jam of my Tundra Crew Max and saw the payload rating. 1270 pounds (yuck...thought it was more). I really don't trust MB's website, so I was wondering how much I could expect the boat to weigh with a full tank of gas and "average" gear (on the trailer). I'd also be curious to know the the tongue weight in percentage or pounds if anyone has that info available. I know it's different for each boat and trip to the lake, but looking for some general info. My boat will be 23/A 400 typically equipped.
The reason I ask